This morning we had the pleasure of taking part in a mass heat stroke party, otherwise known as the opening ceremony. The weather was absolutely beautiful, but there was no shade at all around the arena. The ceremony began with a number of singing acts, an introduction to CamJam’s Got Talent and some dancing, but just trailed away to nothing with people leaving after about three quarters of an hour.
The main programme is not due to start until tomorrow so this afternoon we joined with the rest of our subcamp for some fun and games. The first session was the Mascot Derby, a series of races between Scouts/Explorers with their mascots.
This led onto the It’s a Knockout competition. For some reason the walk between the two took us halfway around the campsite, even though it was only 200m from the Derby! Unfortunately due to the numbers, and the fact each of the activities was only an hour long, we only got to take part in 3 of the activities.
The final event of the afternoon was Record Breakers, however I don’t think our lot were that interested as they seemed to disappear quite rapidly!
Whilst waiting for dinner time, Lukas made the decision that he was no longer happy being male and employed the help of the girls to become Lucinda! As you can see, he makes a very fetching young lady, although there were a few people across the Jamboree who were not quite as accepting as us. The strange looks ranged from confusion to abject horror, but generally people broke down into fits of laughter for some strange reason! The evening quickly descended into endless Neon and overt, and unsuccessful, bouts of flirting at the disco in the main arena.
The main entertainment for the evening was Amy Woods who managed to gain very mixed responses from our Explorers. Rhys G believed she was really old, even in her thirties! Lukas believed she danced like his Nan and sang like his 4 year old cousin, and Steve D thought she was drop dead gorgeous and wouldn’t stop talking about her! So all in all a semi positive response from FreeSpirit!
Our main programme starts tomorrow and we will be heading to Duxford Imperial War Musuem so that Bombsquad (Rhys J) can get his geek on!